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1 year after LIS

Postby scared ann » 19 Dec 2014, 17:20

:afsmile: I don't know where to start.but first of all thank you for all the support advices and encouraging words.looking back a year ago I was in pain for my fissure and terrified for LIS.but everybody here were so wonderful..I would say that there's a hope.im I year post op LIS couple days ago.yayyyy I made to a year I hope I can make many more years to come for a fissure free(knock on wood)
Thank you OMB ,Rachael,LovesTennis,hopefulbutt ,scientists Skumar for all the advices encouraging words and so on...thank you all.
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby owmybum » 20 Dec 2014, 04:08

That's fantastic Ann..... Thankyou so much for posting an update!
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby msimon » 20 Dec 2014, 04:31

Thanks for the update Ann. It is so nice to hear long term success stories. I think I can recall reading you had a difficult recovery post LIS (I hope I'm right on that one) so it really encourages me as my first 5 weeks have been full of difficulty, pain and disappointment. I hope I am just slow to recover.

So glad to hear you are doing so well. :Rock:
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby hopefulbutt » 13 Jan 2015, 07:53

Congratulations Anne! Wonderful news. Hope we will all have as good results as you one day! May God bless all out poor bums :smilyhug:
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby Scientist2516 » 13 Jan 2015, 08:11

Hi Ann - that's great news. I am so happy for you. I remember how nervous you were, and it's fantastic that you are doing so well now.
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby Fissurefrustration » 16 Jan 2015, 14:59

Coongrats!!!! :D any problems with incontinence? or any other issues?
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby scared ann » 18 Jan 2015, 06:49

Thanks fissurefrustration.no I don't have problem with incontinence.every BM I used shower head to clean up and then soak in the tub for 15 mins,but what I notice though is after an hour I have to wash or wipe again because of some pieces of poop left.and sometimes I got like irritation if I don't clean really good down there.no major..how about you?
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby jay2502 » 20 Jan 2015, 12:51

scared ann wrote:Thanks fissurefrustration.no I don't have problem with incontinence.every BM I used shower head to clean up and then soak in the tub for 15 mins,but what I notice though is after an hour I have to wash or wipe again because of some pieces of poop left.and sometimes I got like irritation if I don't clean really good down there.no major..how about you?


your stilll doing this now? or you had to do that after LIS at the time?
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby scared ann » 22 Jan 2015, 06:50

Hi jay2502 ! Yes I'm still doing until now.i tired to make time to soak after BM for about 15 mins.still drinking my Miralax and my colace.my CRS told me that I can take them the rest of my life because they are safe and not habbit-forming.and it's worth doing it.im 13 months post op 2 days ago...
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Re: 1 year after LIS

Postby Worrier12345 » 23 Jan 2015, 05:21

Hi Ann,

I'm struggling with stool leakage since my LIS nearly 3 months ago, and just wanted to ask you some questions since you seem to have a similar issue.

My surgery seems to have changed the shape of my anus, it is skewed where the incision was made, and stool leaks out of this new "crease" throughout the day after a BM, no matter how many times I clean, an hour or two later there is still bits of stool around my anus. I'm not sure if you've ever looked, but does any of this match what happened to you?

I find it very difficult to clean up after a BM, I usually need a mirror and wet wipes, otherwise I can just keep wiping forever with regular toilet paper and it never get clean. Again, do you have any problems like this?

The only way I can guarantee that I will not leak during the day is to use a small enema bulb filled with warm water after each BM. This is OK when I'm at home, but is impossible when I need a BM outside of the house.

I have been struggling with these issues a great deal. I'm not sure whether our issues are similar or not. Did your cleaning issues get any better since LIS or have the stayed the same over the last year? Did you ever bring it up with your surgeon? If so, what did he say about it?

I'd be grateful for any info you can give me. Kind regards.
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